How to Store Food to Prevent Pests in Your Kitchen
During the holiday season, you’re cooking and baking more than ever, as they host gatherings for family and friends. So much food during the holidays means leftovers for the next few weeks. You’ll need to ensure that each meal is properly stored to prevent pests from eating them first. Be sure you take the proper steps to seal your food and keep pests out of your home.
Use Resealable and Airtight Containers
Pests can get into almost any package that isn’t resealable or airtight. To keep your food fresher longer, purchase resealable and airtight containers to store your food.
Clear containers — plastic or glass — will allow you to easily identify the food and ingredients you’re storing, keep your food fresh, and keep pests out.
Without these airtight containers, you might find bite marks on your food packaging and rodent droppings in your cupboards! If that happens, take the precautions necessary to prevent pests in your home, whether that’s starting with resealable and airtight containers or contacting a pest control specialist.
Keep Your Home Clean
Even with airtight containers for ingredients, you’ll want to wash them and keep the space clean.
When you’re done cooking or baking, clean up any crumbs or messes made in the process, and ensure that all dishes are washed. Sweep your floors, and don’t keep food out on your kitchen counter. These are common household rules but can sometimes be forgotten with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
Common Pests Looking for a Meal
Typical pests found in Wisconsin kitchens include mice, cockroaches, ants, and flies. Each of these pests can cause damage to your home and health if not prevented or properly taken care of if you notice them in your home. At K&C Pest Control, we’ll find the issue at its source, helping you stop the pests and prevent them from returning into your home.
Contact a Pest Control Specialist
If you see pests in your home, contact us immediately to rid your home of these pests and find the source of the issue. The professional pest control specialists at K&C Pest Control would love to help you keep your home pest-free this holiday season!